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“Gem on the Southside”

Hart Gallery Tennessee
Ranked #66 of 148 things to do in Chattanooga
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Chattanooga, Tennessee
1 review
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“Gem on the Southside”
Reviewed 28 July 2014

Recently discovered this nonprofit gallery that has art for sale done by homeless and other nontraditional artists. The prices are very affordable and one neat aspect of the gallery is that the artists donate 10% of their proceeds when their art is sold to an organization they like or that has helped them. Really like that part! We picked up some great gifts of jewelry done by some ladies in a shelter for victims of domestic violence. Also in the area is another gallery, Area 61, with wonderful art as well and a local eatery called Blue Grass Grill.

Visited July 2014
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Chattanooga, TN
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117 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“For Something Unique and Different”
Reviewed 13 June 2014

If you are in Chattnaooga and want see something unique and different, pay a visit to the Hart Gallery on Main Street on the south side. This Art Gallery is a non-profit and offers works of art created by homeless and other disadvantaged people at very affordable prices. Even if you don't need any art, it is a very cool space in a really old building and the people are very friendly and happy to tell you their story. If you are going to to the Blue Grass Grill for breakfast on a Saturday morning and are waiting in line, they are just down and across the street and will buy you a cup of coffee while you are waiting for your table.

Visited June 2014
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Chicago
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2,111 reviews
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“Artwork for a good cause”
Reviewed 2 June 2014

My wife and I walked through here during a recent trip in Chattanooga.

Hart Gallery Tennessee is a 501c3 not-for-profit entity that offers homeless and other non-traditional artists an opportunity to create and sell their artwork.

Their extended mission is to supply art materials and mentoring classes to other not-for-profit community organizations who can provide a space for their clients to participate in art classes. Works that are deemed commercially viable are sold through the gallery at affordable prices. Money from art sales are returned to the artist and the agency for their benefit.

Visited May 2014
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Atlanta, Georgia
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“Great art for a great cause!”
Reviewed 17 August 2013

This is a non-profit gallery and studio space for homeless and other "nontraditional" artists. They also provide services for many persons in treatment with other hospitals, clinics, and community centers in the area. The curated artwork for sale in the gallery is often moving, stunning, beautiful or surprising and sometimes dark or disturbing. Information on the artists is provided for each piece in the gallery. There are a few items offered at a lower price point such as notecards, jewelry, and smaller works if you are not in a position to buy a statement piece. In any case it is a no miss stop when visiting Chattanooga, just to stop in, for the art and inspiration.

Visited August 2013
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